Former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buari has said that he personaly saw dead bodies littered all over the place after an attempted to assassinate him in the Kawo Kaduna bomb blast yesterday.
Buhari, in a statement he personally issued shortly after the incidence said: “when I came out of my vehicle, I saw many of dead bodies littered around. They were innocent people going about their daily business who became victims of mass murder.
The General narrowly escape in the second of yesterday’s twin suicide bomb blasts that rocked Kaduna, which has led to the state government shutting the state capital down with 24-hour curfew.
The statement by General Buhari, who is also the leader of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) National reads:
“I was personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack today along Ali Akilu Road, Kawo -Kaduna at about 2:30pm on my way to Daura.
“The unfortunate event, clearly an assassination attempt, came from a fast moving vehicle that made many attempts to overtake my security car but was blocked by my escort vehicle. We reached the market area of Kawo where he took advantage of our slowing down and attempted to ram my car and instantly denoted the bomb which destroyed all the three cars in our convoy.
“Unfortunately, when I came out of my vehicle I saw many of dead bodies littered around. They were innocent people going about their daily business who became victims of mass murder.
“Thank God for his mercy, I came out unhurt but with three of my security staff sustaining minor injuries, they have since been treated in hospital and discharged.”
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blasts, the first of which took place around 12:45pm along Alkali Road/Isah Kaita Junction, near Murtala Muhammad Square and was believed to have been targeted at Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, leader of the Darika sect during his end of Ramadan prayers. [myad]